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New Release: Circling Back by Amanda Young #MMF

Circling Back

Title: Circling Back
Author Name & Publisher: Amanda Young
Publication Date & Length: August 2015 – 165 pgs

Synopsis

Stella fled home at seventeen with a broken heart, an unplanned pregnancy, and a vow never to look back. Twenty years later, she has a career she enjoys and a solid relationship with the child she placed for open adoption. When that child goes in search of her birth father and calls for assistance, Stella is forced to return to her hometown and face the men who broke her heart, one of whom fathered her child.

Gavin and Holden raised a lot of hell as teenagers. They broke the law, broke their mother’s hearts, and almost broke each other before they finally got their act together. Through all the ups and downs, they stuck by each other and managed to build a happy life together. The one thing they couldn’t do was forget the woman they’d loved and lost.

Forced to face the past and each other after so many years is no small feat. The trio does their best to make amends and put the past behind them while forging new bonds. Old feelings are rekindled and new emotions emerge from the ashes of their youthful indiscretions. Something remarkable could be on the horizon if they’re strong enough to navigate the pitfalls of a triad relationship and stand strong against the outside forces conspiring to bring them to their knees.

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She glanced at Gavin and found his gaze headed south of her lower back. “See something you like?”

“I see something I love.” Gavin moved in close behind her and ran the outside of his thumb down her bare arm. “I love every inch of your beautiful body, from your beautiful, long hair all the way to your cute little toes.”

Stella basked in Gavin’s admiration. “That’s good to know.”

“You could make yourself more comfortable and let me express my regards for your many, many charms.” Gavin nuzzled the curve of her throat and pressed his warm lips against the sensitive skin beneath her ear.

The sensual touch sent a shiver down Stella’s spine and made her nipples tighten in anticipation of taking Gavin up on his offer. “I really wish you could.”

“We can.” Gavin pulled her ear lobe into his mouth, nibbled, and released it.

“We really can’t. Holden and Mae will both here soon.”

Gavin slid an arm around her waist and pulled her back tight against him. “We could be quick.”

Stella could feel the long, stiff length of him pressed against her bottom. She closed her eyes and prayed for the strength to resist. “You’ll just have to be patient and wait until tonight.”

Gavin groaned. “You’re so mean to me.”

Stella couldn’t help but laugh. She turned and wrapped her arms around Gavin’s neck. “You pitiful, pitiful man. Would a kiss make you feel better?”

“That might tide me over until later as long as it’s a good one.”

“I think I can meet your needs.” Stella brushed her fingers through the soft hair at Gavin’s nape and pulled him down to meet her as she lifted up and glided her lips over his. She kept the caresses soft for the first few passes and then pressed up a little harder and licked across Gavin’s lower lip. The tip of Gavin’s tongue met her own and flicked back and forth, taunting her into giving chase and deepening the kiss. Gavin’s mouth tasted sweet and minty, like he’d ate a piece of candy right before she’d arrived.

Delicious.

Something banged in another room and then Holden’s voice called out. “Honey, I’m home.”

Gavin retreated and opened his eyes. He smiled at Stella. “Looks like we’ll have to pick this up later.”

Stella blinked up at Gavin. “Yeah. Later.” Definitely later. She could hardly wait. All she’d had was a little taste of what being with them was like. She couldn’t wait to discover what else they had in store for her.

With that thought in mind, she trailed back down the hall behind Gavin. He rounded the corner ahead of her and she heard his breath catch a second before her gaze landed on Holden and the spectacular bruise blossoming across his right cheekbone.

“Jesus fuck,” Gavin exclaimed. “What happened to your face?”

“Are you okay?” Stella asked, walking forward. “Did someone hit you?”

“Tell us what happened.” Gavin cupped Holden’s jaw in both hands.

“I got to meet Joanna’s ex. It was a real pleasure, let me tell you.”

“And he punched you?” Gavin asked.

It took Stella a moment to place the name as the guy’s old shop steward. “Why would her ex assault you?”

Holden shook his head. “He thinks I’m hiding Joanna from him or some shit.”

Gavin pushed Holden’s chin up and to the side, inspecting him. “Is this the worst of it or is there more hiding under your clothes?”

Holden caught Gavin’s hands and held them trapped within his own. “I’m fine. He caught me by surprise when I was leaving, shoved me into the building, and got off one sucker punch. Believe me, he looks worse than I do.”

“That’s better than nothing, I guess.” Gavin looked down at their clasped hands.

“Your knuckles are a mess. Go wash up and I’ll come in and put some antiseptic on them.”

“Yes, Mom.” Holden brought Gavin’s hands up to his mouth, kissed, and released them. He stopped next to Stella and smiled at her. “Hey, pretty lady. I’m glad you’re here. Just let me scrub off the day and I’ll greet you properly.”

“Go look after yourself. I’ll be here when you’re finished.” Stella patted him on the butt.

“Hey now,” Holden said. “No getting fresh until I can do something about it.”

Stella grinned at him. “Don’t worry. There’s a lot more where that came from.”

“I’ll hold you to that,” Holden said over his shoulder as he walked out of the room.

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4 Stars for Claw Mark (Bite Mark #2) by Lily Harlem #Menage #Vampire @lily_harlem @ellorascave

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Title: Claw Mark (Bite Mark #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Lily Harlem (Ellora’s Cave)
Publication Date & Length: September 24, 2014 – 218 pgs

Synopsis

Being married to two sexy vampires is as exciting as it is dangerous. One minute I’m on top of the world, ecstasy my best friend, the next I’m running for my life. But it’s okay with Aimery and Ryle at my side-they’ve sworn to love and protect me and keep me satisfied until I’m old and tray.

But when everything crashes down, literally, I can see no way out of the darkness-death my best option. Until, that is, two unusual men who live in the Canadian Rockies come bounding to my aid.

Gentle Caleb and prickly Isaac have secrets. They’re full of passion, desire, love and lust and their isolated lives weaved with mystery. But I know what they are. I’m not completely naive. I’m also craving some serious satisfying, a distraction from my dilemma, and it seems these guys are up for the job. Will I ever be normal again? Or will my life always be turbulent, terrifying and tempting beyond belief? Nothing is certain in a world of vampires and shifters.

Publisher’s Note: This book is a sequel to Bite Mark. A Romantica(r) paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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FourStars

Oh wow.. What a great way to start a book.. I love love loved the train scene….. and then came our first lovely surprise.
After Bea is rescued I found her to be a bit…. annoying. She questioned herself so many times about seeing the men and the wolves and knowing but not acknowledging that they were one and the same. I really just wanted her to come out and ask or say what was on her mind instead of hiding it.
I felt totally and completely heartbroken with her… until she kissed Caleb. Sadly, it didn’t work for me. I felt betrayed. Until later when she better explains herself and then I was like OH… that makes more sense, but up until that point I felt like WTF?!
I have to say all in all it was a great story and it was nice to change it from MFM to MMF for a bit and see another happy in love couple willing to take care of someone in need.
While not my favorite book Lily has written, certainly won’t stop me from picking up any of her other books in the future.
Renee

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4.5 Stars for Bite Mark (Bite Mark #1) by Lily Harlem #Menage #Vampire @lily_harlem @ellorascave

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Title: Bite Mark (Bite Mark #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Lily Harlem (Ellora’s Cave)
Publication Date & Length: September 16, 2014 – 166 pgs

Synopsis

Life in London as a butcher girl is hard enough, but when my best friend Denny goes missing without a trace it becomes miserable. So finding clues to his whereabouts and then stumbling one foggy morning into the Worshipful Company of the Ancient Order is like a breath of fresh air. Not least because sexy sophisticated Aimery has promised to help me when no one else will.

But Aimery has a best friend and it seems Ryle wants in on the action. My head begins to spin, my body reacting to theirs whenever I’m around them. But there are questions I need answering. What is their obsession with my rare blood type? How do they always appear just when I need them? And exactly how old are they?

Learning the truth about my lovers brings new fears and delights. They take me higher than I’ve ever gone before, show me delights I never imagined existed and are prepared to kill to keep me safe. Being mortal has never been so much fun, or so deliciously dangerous.

Please note, Bite Mark ends on a cliff hanger and has a sequel, Claw Mark.

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FourandHalfStars

I’ve read quite a few Lily Harlem books… Loved everyone of them…. however, this is my first paranormal book of hers that I read so I was a bit on edge at how it would go over.
However, she blew me away again. I absolutely loved the way we are introduced to Aimery and Ryle. Sexy, Scary Vamps…The progression of their relationship was enticing and believable. I was glad to find out what happened to Denny, but I can’t help feeling a bit angry at him for doing what he did to Bea even after he gave his explanation.
I actually really enjoyed most of the book except I felt like some things were rushed and unexplained… Like do they eat, sleep, drink to survive or simply pleasure? And at the end of the book I felt like we went from a nice steady pace to BOOM so much had happened and I was left a bit in shock and trying to catch up with where they were and what had gotten them there.
On to the second book because I need to know what the evil witch is up to!
Renee

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4.5 and 3.5 Stars for Owned Forever by Willa Edwards #Menage #Romance @Totally_Bound

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Title: Owned Forever
Author Name & Publisher: Willa Edwards (Totally Bound Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: June 23, 2015 – 113 pgs

Synopsis

Two sets of in-laws, a Dom with the need to assert his power, a fiancée with an inferiority complex and a country chic wedding to throw. What could go wrong?

For the last six months, Kate, Daniel and Grant have been living blissfully in Colorado. But that’s all about to come to an end. They’re opening up the ranch and their relationship to outsiders—Kate’s parents. While her future mother-in-law has adapted well to their unconventional relationship, Kate knows her parents won’t feel the same. At her insistence, the whole Farrell crew agrees to keep the true nature of their relationship a secret—at least from her parents—for the whole wedding weekend.

Stretched thin, Kate tries to be everything for everyone. The enthusiastic bride, the good daughter, the diligent sub that’s always under the control of her Master and the affectionate fiancé that wants nothing more than to be married. But with everyone’s needs weighing her down, eventually Kate snaps under the pressure.
In one quick moment of need, their secret is out of bag, and it’s not just her parents that feel betrayed. Can Kate convince all the people she loves to accept and participate in this untraditional wedding party, or will her needs doom her relationships for good?
Who knew Happily Ever After would be this hard!

Publisher’s Note: This story is a continuation of Kate, Grant and Daniel’s relationship from Owned For Christmas by Willa Edwards. It is best read in sequence but can be read as a standalone.

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FourandHalfStars

Daniel, Grant and Kate…. I love these characters.  They have such a strong relationship and even though there are rocky times, they stand together.I wanted to hit all of them at some point in this story.  Kate, who is usually so strong, I wanted her so much to yell and scream.  But, she stayed so timid.  Daniel and Grant each had their own insecurities throughout this story and it was good to see that they each wondered how this relationship was going to work – not really whether it was, but how.

This book had great chemistry for me – they all three fit each others desires and needs.  They were willing to work with each other rather than demand.

I love Willa’s books and this one was no different.

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ThreeandHalfStars
While this book did OKAY as a standalone, I really wish I had read the book prior to it because for me I felt like I was missing bits of the story.
Everyone is running on hot and tense because of the upcoming wedding between Daniel and Kate and the arrival of her very judgmental family.
I connected the most with Daniel. While i thought the scenes between Kate and Grant were hot, I also felt like Daniel was left out and no consideration was given toward him. All the scenes were BDSM and he didn’t like that type stuff, but no one stopped to care about that, even Kate. The menage has a lot to work through and I think they were trying but even at the end I felt like it was still based mostly on Kate and Grant and Daniel just sort of got to play along too.
The whole situation with her mother and what ends up happening between them I didn’t feel was sincere, not after all the nasty things the woman had said before.
I will say that the naughty scenes were hot as hell and that alone makes me want to pick up more of this author’s work, and I think the whole disconnect for me might have came from missing what had happened in the first book.
Renee

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TWO 5 Star Reviews for The Face of Scandal (Surface Tension #3) by Melena Maeve #MFM #Romance @Totally_Bound

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Title: The Face of Scandal (Surface Tension #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Helena Maeve (Totally Bound)
Publication Date: June 9, 2015

Synopsis

They say first love is forever. They don’t say that sometimes it’s against your will.

Freshly returned from a harrowing visit home, Hazel is ready to put the past behind her. Trouble is, the past may have other ideas.

Hazel’s romantic life has never been more fulfilled than since she’s met Dylan and Ward. With so many secrets and false starts between them, their unconventional threeway relationship shouldn’t work as well as it does. But if recent events have proven anything, it’s that Hazel has a habit of underestimating the boys. She’s ready to start trusting more and doomsaying less if that’s what it takes to cement their relationship into something more permanent. Only ex-boyfriend Malcolm’s surprise return throws her plans into disarray.
Torn between her too-good-to-be-true lovers and the lure of an old flame, Hazel must juggle fresh hurt and new secrets in one final balancing act.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex, fisting and M/M content as well as references to sexual coersion.

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FiveStars

Dylan, Hazel and Ward are a trio that I have come to love.  I love the power dynamic that each of them holds over the other.  They blend so well and love each other so fiercely.

I wanted to kill Malcolm, wanted to praise Hazel and wanted to throttle Sadie.  There were so many emotions for me in this book, but in the end, I still felt like I could read more of them – despite the heartache, the tumultuous relationships, the backstabbing, the romance, the dominance and submission, all of these things were able to give such a cohesive feeling – if Maeve had left one any one of these things, the book would not have been as wonderful.

I am looking forward to seeing what is next!

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 FiveStars
I absolutely loved this story. For the most part I rooted for Ward to come out of his shell and share his secret because all along he’s been my favorite character and we finally got to see more of that side of him in this story… and got a bit of a true menage experience, which I loved.

The beginning of this story starts out where the last one left off, thinking things have finally found a stable spot for the threesome, but we quickly find that there are still insecurities to be found and exploited. We get to see all the characters from the previous books including the horrible Malcolm and jealous Penelope.

I have to say there were a few twists mostly revolving around Sadie that I didn’t see coming and some of them straight up floored me, but I love the way Hazel handled it. She showed she has a backbone and I adored that she got it from being with Ward and Dylan.

I will say my favorite scene was in the car between Ward and Hazel. H-O-T and such a bonding time for both of them because of the situation at that time.

At the end of the book all I can say is that I wish we had more of Dylan and Ward together and got to know more of what was going on between them (like the time they were ‘caught’ by Hazel and smelled of each other, but we never found out exactly what had been going on). I do like a lot of the resolution between all the other characters that we got though.

I would most definitely pick up another book by Helena Maeve.

Renee

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5 and 4.5 Stars for Talking Trouble by Barbara Elsbord #Menage #Romance @Totally_Bound

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Title: Talking Trouble
Author Name: Barbara Elsborg
Publication Date: May 29, 2015

Synopsis

Two men are separated by more than the dam between their houses. Can Mollie be the path that unites them?

Flint Klavan appears to have it all. The sought-after British actor is affluent, loved and vocal in his professional life but privately he’s a mess. A devastating breakup leaves him full of self-loathing. He hopes to find the way to turn things around when disaster strikes. He’s left speechless with fear he’ll never get the chance to recover what he’s lost.

Mollie James has the perfect job teaching children, and used to have the perfect boyfriend. Attentive, kind and thoughtful. Only now he’s not. She has to sacrifice everything if she’s any chance to survive, and run as fast and as far as she can.
Lysander Weldon is a wealthy, talented artist who’s hidden himself away following personal tragedies. He shares his house and his body but never his heart. When opportunity to forgive confronts him, he has to choose between giving up his fortress or bracing to watch happiness leave him behind.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of physical abuse and MM content.

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FourandHalfStars

I truly enjoyed this story.  It had good intrigue, mystery and the romance love story was amazing!

I think the character whom I truly loved with Flint.  He showed an amazing character even behind his Hollywood persona.

Mollie and Lysander were amazing characters too.  But the relationship that developed between Mollie and Flint was one of pure love – one that only would have developed with exactly the circumstances that they met, where they were in their life and who they wanted to become.

Lysander’s character, for me, took a bit of warming up.  He seemed almost too grouchy.  But, once you learn him beyond his outward exterior, he grew on me.  He was amazingly patient and loving towards both Mollie and Flint.

This book had some very hot scenes and the romance between the three was outstanding.

I loved this story and would definitely read more from Elsbord.

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 FiveStars
I completely loved this story. The beginning sort of dragged for me as we were learning about three seperate lives, but once they started to twist together the book became so hard for me to put down. It was a bit on the longer side, but I really don’t know how there could’ve been anything taken from it.
There is a lot going on with each character and in the end there is great closure for all I believe.
The scenes between all three were super hot and you could feel the love that had been lost and refound between the men along with the need and passionate that came with Mollie being added to the mix.
I would totally pick up another book by this author as I couldn’t wait to find out how everything went for all of them all the way until the very end, where we were blessed with another little surprise.
Renee

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TWO 5 Stars for Lily Roar (Red Wolves Motorcycle Club #4) by Beth D. Carter #MFM #Biker @BethDCarter @Totally_Bound

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Title: Lily Roar (Red Wolves Motorcycle Club #4)
Author Name & Publisher: Beth D. Carter (Totally Bound)
Publication Date & Length: July 2015  – Novel

Synopsis

Lily is the link to ending the human trafficking ring. Now Branch and Charlie must do all they can to protect her.

Lily has almost given up believing she can escape from the clutches of the Master, the man who holds her as a sex slave in his mansion of degradation. When she has the opportunity to flee, she races into the night with a crippling fear that she could be captured.

Branch Barrigan, the enforcer of the Red Wolves Motorcycle Club, and Deputy Charlie Earenflight might be on opposite sides of the law, but they don’t hesitate to punish those who hurt women. Branch and Charlie make a pact to hunt down the head of the human trafficking organization. When they find Lily, they are unaware she’s the link they’ve been searching for.

The two men do all they can to protect her. In the process, they come to love her quiet strength. But Lily needs to learn to roar if she’s to survive the pain of her past and confront the evil that can rob her of a future.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex, violence, racial slurs and references to sodomy, rape and drugging women for sex.

Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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FiveStars

Loved this book just as much as the last one.  I really enjoy Beth’s writing style.

Charlie, Lily and Givon are all amazing characters in their own way, however, together they have explosive chemistry and create an amazing unit.

I also loved that you caught glimpses of the other characters from previous stories.  While they do not play major roles, it was nice to see them interwoven together.

I can’t write much more without wanting to give things away, so I’ll just say that this is a series that just keeps on giving and I can’t wait for more!

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 FiveStarsI was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.
I love Beth Carter’s writing and this one was as good as the rest.  This is a great series about a Motorcycle club. The back story has  continued through all previous books. The story flows flawlessly through each book.

The back story has been captivating but incredibly sad.  What those ladies went through was awful. I love the play on the town that there all couples of three.  Someone else might find that odd, but that’s what keeps these books interesting to me. You know it’s going to happen, but its who will be part of the threesome that always keep me reading.

I loved the couple that Lily, Branch and Charlie made together.  Lily was a very strong woman and I think that’s what drew both Branch and Charlie to her.

I’m glad to see there is another book that is coming as a follow up, I would have been sad if it all ended with this book.  Excellent read and I highly recommend this series.

Sherry

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5 and TWO 4 Stars for When Dove Cries by Beth D. Carter #Menage #MotorcycleClub @BethDCarter @Totally_Bound

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Title: When Dove Cries (Red Wolves Motorcycle Club #3)
Author Name: Beth D. Carter
Publication Date: May 2015

Synopsis

Can two men, who don’t trust each other, protect a woman they both care for?

John Draven is vice president of the Red Wolves Motorcycle Club. While on a special run, he meets FBI Agent Cadence Vanaker again. Cade is the man who killed his cousin five years ago and the person he hates more than anyone. Now John is forced to work with him to take down a human trafficking ring operating in John’s hometown.
Cade wants more than anything to tell Draven he wasn’t the one who really killed his cousin, but he can’t reveal the truth and has to live with Draven’s hate as a result. When the two men find a woman half-dead and bound with zip ties, they both feel a need to protect her—and the need to be her only man.

Dove Aldrin is a sensitive young woman who was abducted and held prisoner. When she escapes, she falls into the path of two men determined to help her and to find the man responsible for treating her so cruelly. What she didn’t count on was falling for both John and Cade. How can she pick one over the other, especially when the two men despise each other?

Reader Advisory: This book contains racial slurs and scenes of anal sex and violence.

Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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FiveStarsI love this series, of course I love anything to do with bikers. Each story gets better and better.  I enjoyed how this book really got into depth regarding the kidnapping of all the women.The tension between Cade and Draven was great it added so much to the story instead of being all great between the two men.  I thought Dove was a very strong woman to have survived what she went through and still come out strong.The relationship that developed between the three I thought was amazing. They went through many struggles and still came out stronger and more closer.  But I have to say I was surprised at the twist of who was responsible for the kidnapping.  I am looking forward to reading the next book!!

Sherry

FourStars

At first, this book seemed much like the previous two. The girl in trouble who is rescued and falls immediately in love with her saviors, but after about a quarter of the book, things really started to change and the plot got thicker and more interesting.
I really liked watching the way thing evolved between the men who started out hating each other, but caring for the same woman. Once again there were lots of secrets and things unexpected.
The naughty scenes in this book were the best so far in my opinion. They really added in sensuality with emotions and feelings. I could do without the ‘in and out, in and out’ parts as I think ‘thrusting’ or ‘pumping’ gives enough of that.
Renee
FourStars

Dove is such a strong character right from the start.  She escapes this horrible shed, wants to live.  She never gives up.  I love that about her character.
Then you have Cade and Draven.  While their relationship is far more complicated, they start to work together to solve the mystery that is, who is trafficking the women?
The sex between the three of them is scorching and while they are still trying to solve the mystery, both men are so protective.
While I guessed who the “bad guy” was early on, it did not stop me from enjoying the book.  Because I read the previous story, this one just added to the mystery and awesomeness of the series.
I would love to continue to read Carter books!
~AvidReader

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I like writing about the very ordinary girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, so my heroines will probably never be lawyers, doctors or corporate highrollers. I try to write characters who aren’t cookie cutters and push myself to write complicated situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the box. I love writing characters who are real, complex and full of flaws, heroes and heroines who find redemption through love.

I’ve been pretty fortunate in life to experience some amazing things. I’ve lived in France, traveled throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand. I am a mom to an amazing little boy. I live in Los Angeles, surrounded by friends and family. I hate washing dishes but I love cooking. I hate washing clothes but I love wearing them. Writing my bio is difficult because I never know what to say so I hope you like this one. My favorite color is red but I look best in black (it’s slimming). I hate people who don’t pick up their dog’s crap in public places, people who don’t use turn signals, and I really hate people who are rude and condescending. I especially hate discrimination in all and every form. And although I love holding a book in my hand, I absolutely adore my ereader, whom I’ve named Ruby.

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4 stars for True North by Beth D. Carter #MFM #Biker @Totally_Bound @BethDCarter

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Title: True North (Red Wolves Motorcycle Club #2)
Author Name: Beth D. Carter
Publication Date & Length: March 13, 2015

Synopsis

Allison is running from her past when she’s kidnapped and left for dead. North and Givon are friends on opposite sides of the law but can they work together to save her—or will she save them instead?

North Tabion and Givon Halloran have been friends their entire lives. Each has survived an abusive father only to end up on opposite sides of the law as adults. Givon is the town sheriff while North is the leader of the Red Wolves, an outlaw motorcycle club. However, they’ve managed to maintain a friendship that means everything to them.

Allison Evening is on the run. Hiding out from an ex bent on vengeance, she’s tending bar when she’s kidnapped into a human trafficking ring. In a desperate attempt to free herself, she runs, only to be shot down and left for dead.

North and Givon are in the right place at the right time. They save Allison and, as they nurse her back to health, the three find a bright, burning love. But when her past catches up with her, the only way to save herself and her newfound love is if she, North and Givon can follow love’s true path.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex. There are references to and scenes of murder, attempted murder and kidnap, as well as a remembrance of violence and sexual abuse that happened when the character was a child.
Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

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fourstars

Oh, North and Givon! I really enjoyed this story. It was quite predictable, but none the less entertaining to read. I did find the similarities between book one and book two to be a bit annoying.. you know, girl running from someone, needing protection, the older men who have absolutely no problem sharing this woman they instantly fell in love with.

Other than that, the characters were great. I really liked their development and bantering through out the book as they added a third to their friendship and turned it into a relationship. The hot biker, good cop combo was interesting.

The naughty scenes were better in this book compared to the last book. I think I figured out what about them particularily bothered me… It’s the language. The rest of the book is pretty clean language wise, but then in the bedroom there is some naughty terms tossed in with the sweet, not too sexy terms (like slit and juice, not sexy to me). However towards the end things seemed to come together and because a bit racier in terms of flow and it was much better to me.

I do hope the next relationship has some MM action or at least a variety on the damsel in distress and falling instantly for her heros plot.

Renee

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I like writing about the very ordinary girl thrust into extraordinary circumstances, so my heroines will probably never be lawyers, doctors or corporate high rollers. I try to write characters who aren’t cookie cutters and push myself to write complicated situations that I have no idea how to resolve, forcing me to think outside the box. I love writing characters who are real, complex and full of flaws, heroes and heroines who find redemption through love.

I’ve been pretty fortunate in life to experience some amazing things. I’ve lived in France, traveled throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand. I am a mom to an amazing little boy. I’m surrounded by friends and family. And although I love holding a book in my hand, I absolutely adore my ereader, which I’ve named Ruby. I love to hear from readers so I’ve made it really easy to find me on the web.

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4 & 3.5 Stars for A Smile as Sweet as Poison (Surface Tension #2) by Helena Maeve #MFM #BDSM @helenamaeve @totally_bound

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Title: A Smile as Sweet as Poison (Surface Tension #2)
Author Name: Helena Maeve
Publication Date & Length: April 10, 2015 – 183 pgs

Synopsis

When fiery passion can turn on a dime, how far would you dare to gamble your heart?

When proof of a college indiscretion comes back to haunt her, Hazel’s whole world threatens to crumble under the threat of discovery.

Recently tangled in a three-way relationship with her best friend’s one-time lover and his prickly roommate should’ve turned Hazel’s hair prematurely gray. Sure, it’s not the sweeping fairy tale romance she might have imagined as a little girl, but it might just be the next best thing. Dylan and Ward are not only the right blend of domineering and considerate, they also seem eager to treat Hazel to a comfortable life. Whether it’s in the bedroom or the playroom, they are devoted to her pleasure and enthusiastic to help enact her deepest, darkest fantasies.

But while navigating the uncertain waters of such a complicated arrangement proves easier than expected, other areas of Hazel’s life aren’t so well anchored. As she struggles to keep a shameful secret that could irrevocably change the way Dylan and Ward see her, the tethers of the past call Hazel to home and hearth and the artful lure of an old flame.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of bondage, BDSM and impact play, as well as a scene of rape fantasy.

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ThreeandHalfStars

This was a really interesting story about a three way relationship (MFM). While I really enjoyed the play between the three main characters, I felt like Hazel’s past was played up a bit and then not fully explained. I understood it was a video and it was naughty, but I didn’t get why she was so afraid of Malcolm or what exactly it was on the video that she was embarrassed about (besides the fact that it was a sex tape)
I would’ve loved to have had a few more BDSM scenes between the trio as we got to know their dynamic more since the only one that was really kinky was the first scene in the book.
However, all that said, I really enjoyed the way the men interacted with her and tried to take care of her when she’d let them along with the personal crisis she was trying to be strong and handle on her own.
The writing was superb, but I would’ve like a bit more expansion on her history with Malcolm and Penelope… and what had gone on with her and Ward…. and what was possibly (or not) between Ward and Dylan. However, if this was a series (I’m not sure if it is or isn’t) I would most definitely pick up the next one because there was a lot of mystery left open in their relationship that I’d like to get some answers to.
Renee
FourStars

Hazel is still running from her past mistake. In this installment, I was glad that Blenke shared more of Hazel’s past. I felt that it helped me to understand Hazel that much more.
Ward and Dylan were still their usual selves – this story was more about Hazel and her path to discovering her true self.
I was less than impressed with the support (or lack of support) that Hazel’s family had – her dad – what a spineless worm.  And her mom… holy crap did I want to hit her over the head with a fry-pan to knock some sense in to her!
I was glad that Hazel had Ward and Dylan to help her through her family issues and despite not trusting Dylan with the full story until she absolutely had to – Dylan did not disappoint.  He loves her for her and Ward loves her for her too.
This was a great continuation in their story and I can’t wait for the next book, as more mystery is involved and I love Sadie’s character!
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